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Encyclopedia > A Taste of Honey (band)

A Taste of Honey was the name of an American recording act which scored one of the biggest hits of the disco era. The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... Discothèque redirects here. ...

The group formed in Los Angeles, California, and originally consisted of Janice Marie Johnson (vocals, guitar), Hazel Payne (vocals, bass), Perry Kibble (keyboards) and Donald Johnson (drums). Griffith Observatory and the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. ...

Their first single Boogie Oogie Oogie tapped into the popular disco style and spent 3 weeks at number one on the US charts in 1978. The group were awarded a platinum record for this single and went on the win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Their subsequent disco releases failed to attract attention, and by 1980 the group had reduced to a duo consisting of Janice Marie Johnson and Hazel Payne. When recording their cover version of the song Sukiyaki they resisted suggestions to turn it into a dance tune, and as a soft and simple ballad it brought them the second and final major hit of their careers, when it reached number 3 in 1981. Events January January 1 - The Copyright Act of 1976 takes effect, making sweeping changes to United States copyright law. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...

Although their further albums by the group did not sell well, both Johnson and Payne have remained active in the music business and released solo albums in the late 1990s.

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A Taste of Honey's first single "Boogie Oogie Oogie" from their debut album was a huge dance hit.
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A Taste of Honey's final album, Ladies of the Eighties, was released in 1982.
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A Taste of Honey was the name of an American recording act which scored one of the biggest hits of the disco era.
Their first single, "Boogie Oogie Oogie," from their self-titled debut album A Taste of Honey, tapped into the popular disco style and spent three weeks at number one (#1) on the Hot 100 in 1978.
A Taste of Honey released their final major album, Ladies of the Eighties in 1982.
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